Russia’s Eastern Mediterranean chokehold

Under a draft deal signed in November 2020, the Russian Navy will station up to four warships, including those with nuclear capabilities, and up to 300 service members in Port Sudan. (TASS)
The facility near Port Sudan will be the first Russian military base in Africa. (YouTube)
Russian submarines are pictured at the Russian naval base in the Syrian Mediterranean port of Tartus on Sept. 26, 2019. (AFP/Getty)
Satellite photo shows a Russian MiG-29 fighter jet at the Al Jufrah airbase in Libya in May 2020. (DigitalGlobe)
The planned Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline, South Caucasus Pipeline and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway meet at a junction in Azerbaijan’s Tovuz region.

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